Our joint-venture work at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been recognized by the American Institute of Steel Construction as a National Winner in its 2020 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) Awards!

The IDEAS² Awards are the highest honor the U.S. structural steel industry bestows upon buildings and other structures around the country.

“These projects are tributes to the creativity of the designers and the skills of the constructors who collaborated to make them reality,” said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. “Steel shines and soars on their talents and we celebrate the accomplishments these projects represent.”

A panel of design and construction industry professionals identified National and Merit winners in four categories defined by on total project cost. A fifth category recognizes excellence in non-building structures.

Judges weighed each project’s use of structural steel from both an architectural and structural engineering perspective, with an emphasis on creative solutions to the project’s program requirements; applications of innovative design approaches in areas such as connections, gravity systems, lateral load resisting systems, fire and/or blast protection; aesthetic and visual impact of the project; innovative use of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS); technical or architectural advances in the use of the steel; and/or the use of innovative design and construction methods.

The IDEAS² Award program also recognizes the importance of teamwork, coordination, and collaboration in fostering successful construction projects. Awards for each winning project will be presented to the project team members involved in the design and construction of the structural framing system at ceremonies held at each of the winning projects during the year.

Read more from AISC and view the full list of winners, HERE.